About your Search

English 25
Search Results 0 to 24 of about 25
. >>> still ahead, scott budman has a look at how tech fans faired on this black friday and the gadgets catching their eyes. also, a look at the rowdy scenes from scores across the nation as shoppers get a little too in the spirit. also ahead, the important vote in congress next week that could have a big impact on businesses here in the silicon valley. and the technology pot growers are increasingly using to avoid detection from police. >> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center. dropping close to the 40s for some of you in the north bay, with 51 right now in napa. we'll have a look at the temperatures and if you're heading out to san francisco, they had the official free lighting ceremony. it's going to be cold with some wind. that's coming up. >>> a san jose firefighter is recovering after a ceiling collapsed on him as he was fighting a three-alarm fire. it broke out around 8:00 last night. the flames raced through four apartments and damaged two others. a water logged ceiling broke loose and fell on the 16-year veteran. >> he was injured by a piece of large sheetroc
led the company to fire another executive today. >>> i'm scott budman with a unique time piece guaranteed to inspire engineers and teach us all a little bit about climate change. you'll be among the first in the world to see it in action coming up. >>> and a school bus on fire in the southbay trapping a disabled girl. how the bus driver came to her rescue. back in a moment. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >>> a san jose bus driver is being called a hero tonight. she saved the life of a disabled student on a burning school bus.
no further. scott budman has already found them for you. >> reporter: we start with our favorite mix, technology and music. here's a way to take it with you, the jam box from jawbone. it is bigger than ever with more sound and you can play it through your mobile devices starting at $120. a less common place to blast music, the shower. the moxie shower head from koeller gives you something to jam to while you get clean for 200 bucks. the nike sports watch is the latest way to track your fitness. this comes with gps and lets you track your data on-line. it costs about $150. readers are still selling like hot cakes and there are more than we can show you here. suffice to say if you are new to the e-read aing thing, the nook simple touch is a simple way in. $99. up the tech food chain we have a lot of tablets. the amazon kindle hd and the ipad mini all cool and part of the new wave of computing. a wide price range so do your home work. will these catch on, hybrid tablet laptops a little bit of both from the likes of microsoft and lenovo. these cost 500 to $600. the smartphone, hot seller
one. scott budman, nbc bay area news. >>> and we have rave reviews for one of our own today, we have to brag a little bit. nbc area cheryl herd is in the spotlight for 25 years of exceptional work. the national academy of television arts and sciences is recognizing cheryl for her significant contribution to television in northern california. >> and i'll tell you about a new friend. >> for nearly three decades, cheryl herd has been making deadlines, covering stories that have impacted lives and shaped the bay area's rich history. cheryl has never backed down, not even tear gas could stop her. >> you heard it, the tear gas went off and is pretty strong. >> not only that, cheryl is one of the most funny and kind people know i know. no matter what she is doing, she is always kind, congratulations my friend. and rob mayeda has more. >>> the weather, and cheryl looking great, too, temperatures in the mid-60s, san francisco, low 70s today, 77 in south san jose, and if you like today i think you will really like tomorrow. we'll add about five more degrees to the temperatures, warming things
. we have got a ton. from the tech museum of innovation in heart of silicone valley. i am scott budman. this is "tech now."
story, including reports from business and tech reporter scott budman. he will report on our 5:00 and 6:00 newscasts. a big deal there. >>> no doubt about it. this one is a busy travel day as people are getting to get their thanksgiving destinations all together and plans to get there. rain has thrown a big-time wrench into plans causing flight delays this morning. there are more on the way. for that and more, let's go to christina loren who is checking the skies for us. >> good morning. we don't have a lot of activity on the radar. still dealing with three-hour flight delays out of sfo. the main event is 50 miles north of santa rosa. i want to start with live pictures to show you the contrast across the greater bay area. this is a live look at san francisco. you can see mostly cloudy conditions over the transamerica pyramid. we will not get our showers until this evening. as you can see from the satellite/radar, the main event, the front is north of santa rosa. as i said before, 50 miles away from steady rainfall moving into the north bay. we will continue to get the showers into tonig
. >> let's check in with scott budman who has the good news from wall street. >> tell you the best news of all for the stock market is that they opened up after two days of being shut down. the trading was smooth, even better than smooth if you own netflix and shot straight up after carl icahn announced that he is taking a 10% ownership stake in the company. does that mean a possible sale? who knows but wall street approves of the news netflix stock up 14%. also closely watched today, facebook. today employees of the social networking company were able to sell some of their shares, nothing too dramatic but any move to put more shares out in the market makes the shares you currently hold less valuable. stock fell by 4%. apple down about 2%, this was the first trading day since its management runner-up. a stable day for your money. the dow and nasdaq down by a minor 10 points. scott budman, nbc bay area news. >> the spirit of halloween is alive and well at the oakland medical center thanks to a little super hero, young patients now have costumes. when he found out a break in chemo meant h
. >>> still ahead, dramatic new video tonight of a rescue right here in the bay area. >> i'm scott budman, coming up a silicon valley company working with apple and your smartphone to bring you an environmentally friendly, long-lasting light bulb to personalize. >>> there is nothing mini about it. the new numbers on how ipads apple unloaded this weekend. we'll be right back. this is hayden. that's elizabeth. and that's skyler... and his mom, nancy. they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves to send you a message about what they need to restore years of cuts to their schools. prop thirty-eight. thirty-eight raises billions in new revenue - bypasses sacramento and sends every k through 12 dollar straight to our local schools... every school. for them. for all of us. vote yes on thirty-eight. >>> pro fremont police officers are on paid leave after shooting and killing a man early this morning. they killed a 37-year-old man naked and holding a knife chasing his estranged wife. it occurred on central avenue blocks from glenn more elementary school. a woman called police t
. >>> i'm scott butma i'm scott budman. what you can do with your money now to stay ahead of what comes next. >>> higher taxes. government cuts. the election may be over. the fiscal cliff is looming. >> lots may be asking what is the fiscal cliff? and how will it affect me? we go to our business and tech reporter, scott budman who went looking for the answers. scott. >> good evening. let's get one thing out of the way. the fiscal cliff is not new. it's the result of both parties. and extending our nation's debt ceiling last year, pushing the deadline for taxes and budget cuts until the end of this year. now that the election is over, it is what we are focusing on and the deadline is getting close. >> i've got the pen. ready to sign the bill right away. i'm ready to do it. >> it won't be that easy to avoid what is being called the fiscal cliff. a series of tax increases, and government cutbacks, set to hit at the end of the year, unless a budget compromise is reached first. >> right now, if congress fails to come to an agreement on an overall deficit reduction package by the end of the y
the car of the year a few days ago. our business and tech reporter scott budman got a chance to kick the tires and take one for a spin. tesla gave him the keys just for the day. >> it's quiet, but it's still making a lot of noise. the all electric tesla model s. now for sale lifting spirits, lifting tesla's stock price and recently named motor trend's car of the year. after talking about the model s for some time, we got a chance to spend the day with one, driving along bay area roads and letting the sunshine in. by the way, the gigantic screen that largely serves as the car's dashboard is a not seen before use of tech molg in a car. for us adults, it takes a little getting used to. for our kids, being raised in a touch screen world, it will eventually be perfectly natural. with the model s, tesla answers the question, can a luxury performance car run without gas? as motor trend said, this car is as fast as anything in its class and trust me, it's also extremely comfortable, easy to drive, very smooth and sometimes eerily quiet. being electric, it does some things gas cars just can't
for the social network stock. >> i'm scott budman at paypal headquarters. the numbers are in. we're doing it on our computers. we're doing it on our mobile devices and doing it way more than before. the cyber monday shopping report is coming up. [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] >>> these terms are outdated now. black friday. cyber monday. so 2005. the malls are packed and laptops are coming. >>> it's the sign of an improving economy, we hope. we bring in scott budman. lots of shopping of all kinds. i went to union square and it was packed. >> and that's the best news of all. it doesn't matter how early the malls were open unless a lot of people were willing to spend money. all these numbers are a reflection that we're comfortable shopping online, especially with our mobile devices. you can pretty much boil the shopping world down
. >>> for those of us who ski, this is really cool. even if you don't ski, you're coming with us. >> scott budman shows us how google is mapping in the snow. >> reporter: it is ski season. time to hit the slopes. before you rental the gear, get into the car and make the drive, you can check the view. thanks to google street view which hit the slopes to map out your downhill trek. with snow mobiles full of computer equipment in the snow. >> when we started doing this, we had equipment frozen. it was so cold that it stopped working. the first collection had the operators. >> reporter: eventually they got it right and the view is both cool and interactive. the kind of thing that might just boost business at the ski renter. >> to check it out and say this is what to expect when i'm at the top, ready to go down. and the maps are trailed out. they can take a look at what to expect visually. >> reporter: like the underwater view and original street view, google wants to map pretty much everything to give you an early peek at what you might do next. >> see how steep it is, how open it is. how the lifts l
if they've broken the law. >>> i'm scott budman in the hypercompetitive silicon valley, we may have found the coolest benefit anywhere. coming up, how this company is saving time, money and the planet. >>> and oaklandity hall in prime time. details of a possible new tv show, pretty interesting. we're back in a moment. this is hayden. that's elizabeth. and that's skyler... and his mom, nancy. they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves to send you a message about what they need to restore years of cuts to their schools. prop thirty-eight. thirty-eight raises billions in new revenue - bypasses sacramento and sends every k through 12 dollar straight to our local schools... every school. for them. for all of us. vote yes on thirty-eight. as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios woman: oh! tully's. how do you always have my favorite coffee? well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these differen
hitting babies early this flu season. >> reporter: i'm scott budman with a new fuel made here in the bay area that algae to help clean the environment. coming up, why it soon may be the way you fill up. >>> plus the news that will have dungeoness crab lovers feeling a little crabby. >> reporter: and i'm jeff ranieri live in san jose where brandon high is getting into the spirit, the giving spirit tonight. >> let's stop hunger. let's stop hunger! let's stop hunger! >>> good news, bad news for lovers of bay area dung juness crab. the good news, there will be crab by the end of the week. the bad news, fans may have to fork over a bit more money for it. >> if you're a dungeoness crab lover, then this is exactly the scene you want to see two days before the start of the commercial season. winches loading boats with crab pots. fork lifts racing about, and yesterday's fish becoming tomorrow's bait. >> everybody is just doing their final preparations, moving drops and trying to get organized for tomorrow. >> reporter: things around fishermen's wharf didn't look like this last year at this time.
friday, starting actually last night. our business and tech reporter scott budman just got back from the mall. scott, lots of discounts for those brave enough to shop today. >> lots of talk this year about how tech products are leading the way when it comes to shopping. we saw a lot of that, and some price cuts too. apple discounting mac laptops by up to 10%. 9% off ipads. microsoft trimming $100 off the xbox, 40% off xbox games. plenty of reasons to do a little early shopping. big crowds, deep discounts. and lots of tech tryouts. westfield valley fair had a steady stream of shoppers since its midnight opening. happy kids and apparently happy consumers, confident enough to shop. >> yeah, we've got a lot. >> we've been going around to our retailers throughout the morning to see how things have been going. and they been really exceeding all their expectations. >> i thought it would be interesting to get the real black friday experience with all the crazy shoppers and all that i thought it would be cool. >> reporter: cool for video game fans, who had an entire section of their own to pl
business and tech recorder scott budman has been following the latest hp mess. scott, this could affect a lot of people here in the bay area records it really could, janelle. hp employees a lot of people here and there are a lot of investors that own hp stock here, although that numbers that been dropping lately. hp admitting drastically overpaying for autonomy stock. they paid $11.4 billion last year when meg whitman was on the board of directors. today whitman admitted they're writing down nearly $9 billion of the deal because they paid more than autonomy was worth. whitman also claimed she and her company were duped. >> we believe that there is a willful effort on the part of certain members of autonomy management to mislead shareholders when autonomy was a publicly held company and mislead potential buyers, including hp. >> here is the bottom line. investors don't care why the money was lost, but they fled for exits from the opening bell today, sending hp stock to its lowest level in a decade. for its part, autonomy officials, many who left after the buyout deny any attempt to misle
for a small tablet and plenty of bay area shoppers showed up for the party. nbc's tech reporter scott budman always a good friend to have in the newsroom because we get to play with all the devices he has. what do you have on this friday? >> reporter: as advertised, the apple ipad mini very much like the ipad in what it does, but it's smaller in size and a bit small enterprise. not a revolutionary change, but enough to bring plenty of bay area customers into stores. the good news, these apple fans didn't have to camp out to get their hand on the new ipad mini. on the other hand, sales were still very brisk, and bay area apple stores nearly sold out by mid afternoon. >> my initial impression are that the graphics are really bright and clear. so we were just checking out facetime. and it seems like it's more crisp than the one i have right now. >> reporter: we heard that a lot today. the mini is a little more this, a little better than that. nothing earth shattering, which along with the ease of shopping online means no long lines. but still plenty of interested shoppers. >> have i started to
companies. like steve mentioned, we're going to be hearing a lot of that fiscal cliff term. scott budman joins us. where are we headed here? >> reporter: a lot of direction, raj. some local, some overseas. you mentioned apple. here is what a lot of people all over the country are talk about tonight. wall street worried what politicians are indeed calling the fiscal cliff. which comes from a previous budget deal. basically, what this means is by the end of the year, unless there is a new deal to decrease the country's deficit, two things will happen. one, massive government spending cuts kick in. literally hundreds of billions of dollars worth of cuts. and two, a tax increase. many analysts say this could plunge our economy back into a recession and lead to a sell-off in the stock market because of investors losing confidence in our government's ability to balance the budget. now the worry on this has already started, adding to the fiscal cliff concerns. europe's economy is struggling again. and here at home, apple continues to tumble. all of this leading to a 300-point drop in the dow, a
a role. let's bring in our business and tech reporter scott budman with a story you'll see only on nbc bay area. >> hollywood loves "twilight," largely because it brings in such big money. but hollywood movies, especially those heavy on special effects are almost never made without a boost from bay area technology. and the final "twilight" is no exception. >> after 18 years of being utterly ordinary, i finally felt i could shine. >> reporter: all those millions of "twilight" fans make for big box office. but if you want to know who made the werewolves you have to come here to berkeley and tippett studio. not the biggest effects house, but now among the most respected. >> they will show up on the screen and the audience started clapping and stuff like that. we realized hey, this is the studio that did these movies. >> reporter: and these are the men and women who created the wolves. sanjay das is tippett's chief technology officer. he oversaw a huge jump in technology since tippett's started work on "twilight: new moon." >> the first time we did the wolves, we had about two million hair
the tech museum of innovation in the heart of silicon valley, i'm scott budman. this is "tech now." thanks for watching. we love tech startups on the show, an
is different from other cyber mondays. i want to bring in our business and tech reporter scott budman. why is it different? >> reporter: cyber monday used to be a time when you would be at work sneaking away to your favorite online store. but in this day of mobile devices, you can really shop anywhere, any time, and lots of us do. who needs the mall? >> you can find better deals if you shop online, and it takes less time. >> reporter: not kristen young. one of a growing number of people who shun the big crowds to cybershop. >> try to avoid going to the mall. it's pretty hectic. it does save time, shopping online. and you can do it from the comfort of your couch or the coffee shop. >> reporter: according to san jose's paypal, cyber monday traffic where people shop online is set to triple this year, largely because of all the shopping being done on mobile devices. in fact, so many of us use the internet to find what we're looking for, the idea of cyber monday may soon be outdated. >> people don't have to wait any longer, like you said. they don't have to wait for the deals. we saw the holida
money took a beating today. let's bring in scott budman. not uncommon for post-election blues but a lot more damaging than years past, isn't it? >> that's right, no one wants to win and then have the stock market tank, but today's losses had less to do with the election and far more to do with problems overseas. and we'll start with apple. after dropping $22 a share today has now seen its stock price fall 20% since recent highs. apple ordered another company to pay $368 million after a ruling that apple infringed on its patents, this on the heels of a forced apology and a trip to court all on the heels of the sales of its recent ipad. wall street has the fear of what financial experts call fiscal cliff. all of that dropping the stock market by 2% today. if you're looking for something looking up, how about silicon valley's social networking. 30 million election night tweets. that's a record for a political event and no fail error anywhere in sight. at its peak, twitter said it saw 15,000 tweets a second. that's 43 times the number of tweets sent during the last presidential election. an
's an interesting question. >> maybe the future. >> in mountain view, scott budman, nbc bay area news. >> the menlo park fire district got a nice donation. seven fire engines now have ipads on board. they will allow firefighters to access people's medical information while responding to a call. >> with these devices are intended to do. what the information is intended to do that we're putting on them. to enhance the firefighters' ability, to have that information real-time. make it a benefit and not make it a deterrent. >> different apps will give firefighters immediate access to detailed information, such as thing as building plans and hazardous materials. they'll be able to use google earth to see what's behind buildings during a fire. they will eventually eliminate all the paper and binders currently used in the fire trucks. >>> new location. same controversy. the chick-fil-a battle continues. people camped out in walnut creek for the gran opening. some to get a shot at being one of the first 100 customers who would be rewarded with a free meal every week for an entire year. and others, because
. >>> too close to call. the local elections that are still undecided. >> reporter: i'm scott budman. is apple's newest store too loud? a former apple executive thinks so. we asked shoppers coming up. >>> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri at the safeway where people are filling up carts with holiday items. we are filling up with these $10 donation bags. how we're making it easier than ever to help your neighbors in need. that plus the seven-day forecast that has rain returning in just a few minutes. >>> patients and investors are cheering for a biotech company. skod budman with some positive results. >>> just today a combination of drugs to fight hepatitis c getting good response. the combination made by foster city bay i will yad sciences rendered it undetectable after 12 weeks of therapy, good news for patients. potenti potentially good news for gilead's bottom line and shares up 14% today reaching a new all-time high. the daily deals company groupon saw the stock price hit an all-time low. it is rumored to be running out of cash although it claims it has more and a billion dollar
, scott budman, nbc bay area news. >> congratulations to them. would he certainly hope it goes well. >> a lot of celebration there. >> reporter: let's bring in our chief meteorologist jeff. when are we getting hit and how much longer? >> a lot of rainfall across the peninsula and across the bay. it's produced 1/4 to 1/2 inch of rain. we'll get some of this into south bay. we'll track the rain coming out. the current temperatures, it's cold. if you're heading anywhere tonight, not only do you need the jacket but keep the umbrella and keep the brakes on and go a little bit extra slow. we know there's been a lot of accidents out here tonight and those roads remain slick. the sky camera on this stormy friday evening, and san francisco, well, showing it all here with some low cloud cover moving in with this storm system and also rain that continues to move in and out in waves. we haven't seen too much rain in the south bay. this view in san jose. that's going to be picking up here at a heavier clip as we head at least over the next three hours. so you're not done with that rainfall in sa
Search Results 0 to 24 of about 25

Terms of Use (10 Mar 2001)